ESSA ENTENTE

Essa Entente is a Portuguese pop/rock band formed by Paulo Riço (vocals and acoustic guitar), Paulo Sousa (electric guitar) and Paulo Neto (drums), and Manuel Machado (accordion), who were joined by bassist Jorge Pamplona, ex. Toranja, and keyboardist António Bragança.

In their first period of activity between 1984 and 1994, they had bassist Paulo Salgado and accordionist Manuel Machado.

The band gave concerts throughout the country, becoming better known. He participated in the second and third edition of the modern music competitions, organized by Rock Rendez-Vous, having placed second in the third competition.

In 1986, they recorded the theme La Féria for the collection “Divergências”, a double LP that was the first edition of the label Ama Romanta, which was committed to promoting new bands of modern Portuguese music, without record releases.

In 1988, they played at the Sons do Parque concert, alongside renowned names, such as GNR and Xutos & Pontapés, which earned them their first contract with PolyGram, with the album released in 1989, and was produced by Manuel Faria (Trovante), with the best-known theme being “Dança Nua”.

A second album by the band was yet to be released, but it ended up not coming to fruition. In 1994 they participated in the compilation Filhos da Madrugada, with the theme “Senhor Arcanjo”, an album that contained versions of songs by Zeca Afonso, played by the best Portuguese music bands at the time. Essa Entente performed their last concert on June 30th of that year at Estádio José Alvalade, together with the other bands that participated in this compilation, before an audience of thousands of people, after which the band announced its dissolution.

In 2012 they got together again and marked their return with the concert at Bar Musicbox in Cais do Sodré, on February 1, 2013, followed by Festofólis in June 2014 at Bar República in Alvalade.

They marked their return in 2020 with a concert at the Seixal Municipal Auditorium, part of “Sons na Aldeia”, on February 29th.

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